SLUG’s sixth incarnation of the Summer of Death: Roughside Presented by Monster series took place over the past weekend. Roughside is a travelling contest that has mainly centered in the downtown Salt Lake area in the past. … read more
A word of warning: What you are about to view only represents a fraction of the insanity that went down for the Summer of Death Skate Contest: Roughside of the Lens, presented by SLUG and Half and Half Skate Shop. This should provide all the reason in the world to make sure you are at the final unveiling of the video parts soon to come. … read more
Growing up in small town Utah, we had a lot of “almost spots”—skateboard spots that had one thing wrong with it that made it impossible to skate, or spots that none of us were good enough to skate. This spot in the Avenues is one of those spots. Several skaters tried this boardslide this day, but Jake Flood was the first to roll away from the snake. … read more
Do you remember the episode of the Simpson’s where Bart gets a fake I.D.? Bart, Millhouse, Nelson and Martin then proceed to rent a car and drive to the World’s Fair in Louisville, Kentucky. Several times during the episode Millhouse can be heard yelling, “SPRING BREAK!!!” Basically, that episode was the theme of my weekend. … read more
New York was the first destination in a recent trip I took. I was there for a short time but it was the first time I actually really got to skate there. Every other time, it was with family or just to drink myself silly. This time, I remained strangely sober and did a ton of skating in the course of a few days. Here are a few random observations if you plan to take a skate trip to New York. … read more
I think Matt Fisher is a terminator. He seems to be sent from the future to destroy Utah County’s spots. It can’t be a coincidence that he is on the same shoe team (DC, who gave Matt a “Golden Ticket” to their King of Chicago contest) as Danny Way (who I heard is actually from Mars, not the future).
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I’ve known Jon Hart for a little over ten years, since he was about fifteen. I recently met his mom for the first time and she wondered why we’d never met. He told her it was because he didn’t want her to know he was out skating with grown ass men when he was a teenager. Back in the day, Jon was this kid we all used to see at the St. George Skatepark. He had a mean kickflip even back then. Him and his buddies would go and skate all the old spots, like the Pine View High rail and the Dixie High big four/ledges. … read more